DJ Kayla Kush got started as a radio DJ on KZSC-Santa Cruz in 2008. In 2010, after moving to Madison, she began hosting U DUB, a weekly roots reggae radio show on WSUM. She has been playing gigs consistently at music venues, events, and festivals since 2012… Read More
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Rich Man is a feature film that reveals the proudly beating heart of reggae music through the untold story of Clinton Fearon, one of the most prolific and underappreciated artists to emerge from Jamaica’s musical renaissance of the 1960s and 70s.… Read More
Clinton Fearon just celebrated his 70th birthday. Looking back at his life, the international artist remembers the different steps that brought him where he is today.
First period of his journey happens in the country side of Jamaica. Clinton Fearon was born and raised in the hills of the… Read More
Massive B heats up again with politically conscious anthem, “Babylon Bitch”, voiced by iconic Reggae Dancehall artist Anthony B. The record joins Massive B’s catalogue alongside a wealth of activist led compositions. “Babylon Bitch” arrives at the perfect time as tensions remain high regarding elections in both the… Read More
Last week, Los Angeles, CA roots-reggae champions Arise Roots released “Come And Get It,” the lead single from their eagerly anticipated new album dropping early next year on Ineffable Music. Aside from being a killer tune in its own right (always the case regarding new music from… Read More
“Savanna” is the new single from Jamaican-Canadian artist Jonathan Emile, off his upcoming album Spaces-In-Between (January 24 – Mindpeacelove / Tuff Gong International). The single drops this Friday.
Based in Montreal, Emile is a rapper, singer, producer, activist, and cancer survivor. … Read More
Thank you to Carter Van Pelt for contributions to this list.
So many of Jamaica’s foundational artist are no longer here on Earth. All too frequently we read that another legendary singer, musician or producer has passed. When that happens, facebook timelines are flooded with tribute posts and YouTube clips… Read More
Rootfire’s “Rare Record Showcase” is a bi-monthly series dedicated to sharing top-quality Jamaican and Jamaican-inspired records of the past, that have heretofore unjustly existed under the radar of all but the most deep-diving music lovers.
I discovered this record late, about 15 years into my reggae obsession.… Read More